On CBS, West returns to the small screen with his sidekick Burt Ward, as Robin, the Boy Wonder, in the made-for-television movie, "Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt."
West visited The Early Show to discuss the movie, which airs Sunday, about the dynamic duo that tries to solve another bat caper by recovering the Batmobile after it's stolen from a charity auction.
West says he originally didn't want to do a reunion show. But from the start of the making of "Return to the Batcave," producers were open to ideas and suggestions. Unlike the recent darker movie versions of Batman, the new television movie incorporates some comedy along with the adventure — creating a campy style reminiscent to the original series.
West and Ward play fictionalized versions of themselves. While trying to find the Batmobile, West and Ward flashback to the times of their '60s television series to reveal a bizarre behind-the-scenes story of the creation of the television series.
For the movie, West and Ward re-teams with Frank Gorshin (the original Riddler) and Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar (two women who played Cat woman).
Comic book enthusiasts may know creator Bob Kane originally created "Batman" in 1939. Batman and his teenaged charge, Robin, worked to help keep Gotham City safe for all of its citizens. The television series brought Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman to a larger audience in 1966. The show ran through 1968. Although it was a short run, the show touched thousands of kids that saw it in syndication years later.
"Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt" airs on CBS March 9, 9:00 PM, ET.
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